Dubai-Abu Dhabi railway now complete

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Dubai-Abu Dhabi railway now complete

 

DUBAI – Construction of a direct railway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is now complete, officials announced on Tuesday (March 1).

The final piece of the railway track was installed on Tuesday, completing the train track that took 47 million working hours and 27 months to build.

The 256km-long track includes 29 bridges, 60 crossings and 137 drainage channels and took more than 13,300 workers to build.

Once fully operational, passenger trains will make travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi quicker at less than 50 minutes.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, posted a video and photos of the event.

“The completion of this link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is a great achievement for Etihad Railways … The economic and developmental benefits will extend for many years and the competitiveness of the UAE will rise. Most importantly, the spirit of the union will take root among all regions of the country with this great national project,” Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed tweeted.

Also present at the completion of the railway was Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Chairman of Etihad Rail.

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Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visit the newly completed Abu Dhabi-Dubai railway. DUBAI MEDIA OFFICE

The Dubai-Abu Dhabi railway is part of the UAE National Railways Programme that aims to link all the emirates. The mega railway project costs Dh50 billion.

Trains traveling at 200kmph will be able to ferry commuters between emirates: Abu Dhabi-Fujairah in 100 minutes, Dubai-Fujairah in 50 minutes and Abu Dhabi-Al Ruwais in 70 minutes. ICA/Expat Media


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